Wood Innovation And Design Center Case Study

Prince George’s Wood Innovation and Design Centre
Wood architectural technologies have revolutionized the construction industry in recent years as a result of ground breaking innovations such as those of mass timber. Engineered wood products like CLT, Glulam and LVL have given rise to new possibilities in the way of wood construction like never before. Architects and engineers have now taken to celebrating wood as one of the most beautiful and sustainable building materials. As such several mid and high-rise buildings have been designed to showcase the beauty of wood and drive the potential for its use in tall structures. One of those buildings is the Prince George’s Wood Innovation and Design Centre. By looking at the design of the building, this paper seeks to showcase the architectural wood technologies employed in the building and highlight their contribution to the future of construction.
Background
The Wood Innovation and Design Centre building is located in Prince George, British Columbia. The 97 feet, eight story (six storey including mezzanine and penthouse) high structure was designed by Michael green Architecture (“Wood Innovation and Design Centre” n.p). The WIDC which stands as
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It is commonly preferable for use as structural framing for commercial and residential construction. Just like CLT and LVL, glulam offers unique properties that are not achievable with normal wood. Since its glulam which is used for columns and beams possesses attributes that make it an attractive structural and architectural building material. Generally, the various types of mass timber products combined make wood construction a more attractive prospect for building attractive and sustainable mid and high-rise buildings that are much friendlier to the environment and less costly as compared to steel and

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